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Links/Resources for Parents

11 Plus, Admissions and Appeals processes

Bucks County Council - Admission to secondary schools Information from the Buckinghamshire County Council website about admission to secondary schools. Includes information about the allocation process, key dates and open events of Bucks secondary schools.

Eleven Plus Exams - Bucks 11 Plus Information about the Bucks 11 Plus process, including links to the websites of all the secondary schools.

Allen and Co Solicitor A solicitor’s practice in Chalfont St. Giles specialising in education law – they provide legal advice on and at appeal hearings (and on other matters relating to education).

Preparing for and starting secondary school

BBC Parents - Getting ready for secondary school BBC website giving guidance on how to choose the next school, and how to prepare.

BBC Parents - Supporting your child at secondary school BBC website with advice on how to provide practical and learning support for your child once they have started secondary school.

Netmums - Starting Secondary School Advice from the Netmums website about how to help your child as they prepare for and start secondary school.

Mumsnet - Starting secondary school Various tips from other parents on how to help your child prepare for and start secondary school. 

General support

Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SEND IAS) Service (formerly Parent Partnership) - A free, confidential and impartial service offering information, advice and support about the law on SEND to families in Bucks.

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service - Information about what is on offer to families in Bucks who have a child or young person with a Special Educational Need and/or Disability.

Everlief Child Psychology - A child psychology service who can help with behaviour and emotional wellbeing both at home and at school, providing services for children and families from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Warwickshire and West London. They also offer help with exam stress.

If you have any suggestions for other links and resources to be added, please feel free to email them to me.